Maintaining a healthy weight is perhaps the goal for most of us. We resort to different methods to shed the extra pounds – cardio, strength training, dieting and running. Most people prefer to go for an evening run even after a stressful day as they say it makes them feel good.
On serendipity, I started my #selflove journey on the first day of the year. I was curious so I picked up this book and things started to flow from there.
For the longest time, I had struggles with my body. But the biggest challenge so far was in 2017 when I lost control over my eating. I became complacent. Albeit his constant reminder to be mindful of what I eat, I knew my boyfriend accepted me as a whole, flabs and all.
Last year, I didn’t even try to do or be anything. For the most part, I settled. I accepted where I was, what I did, what my everyday looked like. I didn’t have aims to be anything or anybody. I didn’t call the shots and I just went where people dragged me. It was both exhausting and uplifting, good and bad.
V-Restore: Women Taking Control of their Health and Satisfaction
A lot of us women are scared of having ourselves checked down there – that’s a fact. While vaginal health is important, it often takes a backseat due to various reasons including fear, embarrassment, and misconception.
We often feel embarrassed of sharing our reproductive health problems so even if we have to, we delay going to an OB-GYNE, or worse, never go at all. The only time that we do go is because we’re pregnant or are planning to be. Aside from getting a wax for hygienic purposes, we ignore everything else our ladies need.
But vaginal health is important. So let’s talk about it!
More often than not, our minds need a break without us knowing. We shrug off our stress – whether internal or external – and go back to our business. But when the worst happens – like a major mental breakdown you didn’t see coming – you need to take a break from your routine and face the elephant in the room.
When we experience some sort of mental distress, it’s almost always unexpected. And we don’t always have the budget to blow to take care of ourselves. So we just sulk and feel bad for being broke human beings.
But upon holding my own self-love dates, I realized one major thing: self-care doesn’t have to be expensive. There are ways you can “treat yourself” without breaking the bank. And so I approached Karla of The Wise Lark if she’s up for a collaborative blog post.
So today, we present you: Budget Self-Love Dates For Introverts. 🙂
It’s been months since I wanted to check out this particular restaurant. I read what few reviews I could find online, checked out photos on Instagram, and bombarded Jec with questions. I was convinced that I was gonna love it nevertheless. The reviews online were enough to make me want to go there ASAP.
Finally, I got enough moolah to spend on a fancy dinner so I made a reservation and finally, a week ago (October 15, 2017), Jec and I went to Van Gogh is Bipolar along Maginhawa St. in QC.